quick protective styles for short natural hair using marley hair

Quick protective styles for short natural hair using marley hair

Hey boos! I’m so excited, my hair is finally long enough to be tied into a top pony *whoot whoot*. It’s still a struggle pony though, lol, I need to hold it down with gel, a few bobby pins and a prayer! This new milestone has opened up the door of new hairstyles. This past week, I decided to take advantage of my pony to do some quick protective styles for the day using marley hair. The initial plan was to do 5 styles through the work week, but I only managed 2 –  I loved those 2 in any case. Read on to see how I achieved the looks.

 I threaded my hair over the weekend (check out the tutorial) and then tied my hair into a top bun. I decided to use Marley hair in colour 4 to do different versions of les bun. I used colour 4 because it’s much closer to my hair colour and thus would blend better.

homemade DIY potpourri

I used Easy Waves products to lay my edges and to slick down my actual hair. The bobby pins were used to hold up some of my hair which didn’t quite make it in the pony (I told you guys that it was a struggle pony). I use my satin wrap to lay the hair overnight and keep it in place. Thus in the morning, I just have to attach the Marley hair and be on my merry way.

I wore my hair in a bun, a twisted pony tail on Monday and Tuesday respectively. I really enjoyed the versatility of the style and that there was zero manipulation on my actual hair. This is how the actual looks turned out, it was quite hard to take proper photos because the lighting at my place in the morning is sooo bad, and it was kind of difficult to get the right angles to show case the looks properly.Quick protective styles for short natural hair using marley hair

Quick protective styles for short natural hair using marley hair

I really liked these dos, I can’t wait to experiment with more.

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9 Comments

  1. May 23, 2016 / 10:22

    I love them! they look sooo gorgeous and I must say, they look like its your real hair! Big ups Lungs

    • Lungi
      Author
      May 24, 2016 / 09:19

      Thanks Lebo 🙂

  2. May 24, 2016 / 07:17

    Your hair grows fast. How are the Easy Waves product treating your hair?

    • Lungi
      Author
      May 24, 2016 / 09:20

      I really like them – the styling gel wax I have to be careful not to put too much or it will leave flakes.

  3. May 25, 2016 / 20:10

    Your teeny weeny afro is no longer teeny. Well done on the growth. The style looks amazing too.

  4. Nomvuyo
    May 31, 2016 / 08:52

    Good job on showing versatility of natural hair. I also have natural hair and to sleek down my hair I use hair mousse instead of gel. After washing and adding leave-in conditioner, I would add mousse to damp hair. Then I would start combing my hair into a pony,then once all the hair is properly laid down I would leave it to air dry. Once dry,I use oil sheen spray and then wrap my hair in a satin scarf overnight. In the morning I would then use edge control just to make sure the edges are proper.

    • Lungi
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 21:56

      Thank you Nomvuyo for the great tip, I will look into using mousse on my hair. Which brand are you using?

  5. Whitney Novela
    August 4, 2017 / 14:22

    And here I am thinking I’ve read all of your posts. I’ve been on the fence about whether or not to get the Popcorn Marley braid. After reading this, to the shops for me this weekends!

    • Lungi
      Author
      August 10, 2017 / 09:31

      Whoop whoop! I love Marley hair, it can be used for so many things

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